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Read this Monster Hunter World: Iceborne guide to know the best & recommended armor skills for the melee weapon - Charge Blade!!!

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Charge Blade Features & Overview

Weapon With Two Modes of Attack

Weapon With Two Modes Of Attack

The Charge Blade is a versatile weapon that gives hunters multiple ways to attack a monster. The first is a fast and quick sword and shield, while the second mode is an axe mode with devastating moves!

Possesses Unique Guard Point Feature

Possesses Unique Guard Point Feature

The Guard Point (GP) is a unique feature of the Charge Blade which blocks incoming attacks in Sword and Shield Mode. Please note that to block incoming attacks, the shield must be facing the incoming attack! Timing is key to mastering this feature and weapon!

Recommended Skill List For Charge Blade

Skill Recommendation Criteria
Attack BoostIncreases damage for all attacks of any weapon
Maximum MightIncreases your affinity when stamina is full
Weakness ExploitAttacking a monster's weak spot will increase your affinity
Critical BoostIncreases damage dealt by critical attacks
HandicraftWill lengthen the sharpness gauge of the weapon, allowing you to deal more DPS for longer
ArtilleryIncreases damage output for your Amped Elemental Discharge and Super Amped Elemental Discharge
Capacity BoostIncreases phials that can be charged when using the weapon
GuardIncreased survivability since it will be easier to guard and use the guard point (GP) feature
FocusWill be easier to charge up phials for your weapon
EarplugWill negate monster roars, allowing you to take advantage and attack
Quick SheathIncreased hunting efficiency since you will be able to quickly sheath your weapon

Best Charge Blade Skills To Equip

Attack Boost

Lvl Effect
1Attack +3
2Attack +6
3Attack +9 and Affinity +5%
4Attack +12 and Affinity +5%
5Attack +15 and Affinity +5%
6Attack +18 and Affinity +5%
7Attack +21 and Affinity +5%

Essential Skill For Increased DPS

This skill is a must have for all weapons as you will be able to increase your damage output for all types of attacks for the Charge Blade. This will also increase your affinity rate at level 4 so it is recommended you equip it at that level or higher.

Maximum Might

Lvl Effect
1While active, increases affinity by 10%
2While active, increases affinity by 20%
3While active, increases affinity by 30%

Increase Affinity Rate When Stamina Is Full

Since your weapon will not use much stamina, this skill will allow you to increase your affinity when fighting monsters!

Weakness Exploit

Lvl Effect
1Attacks that hit weak spots have 15% increased affinity
2Attacks that hit weak spots have 30% increased affinity
3Attacks that hit weak spots have 50% increased affinity

Can Increase Affinity By Up To 50%

Attacking a monster's weak spot will increase your affinity rate, which in turn will increase your DPS. At the third level , you will have a 50% increase in your affinity which will make multiple attacks highly effective!


Lvl Effect
1Increases power of each attack by 10% and reduces Wyvern's Fire cooldown by 15%
2Increases power of each attack by 20% and reduces Wyvern's Fire cooldown by 30%
3Increases power of each attack by 30% and reduces Wyvern's Fire cooldown by 50%

Increase Damage of AED and SAED

This skill will increase the overall damage that you do, but will be most effective when using your AED and SAED. Since these are your most powerful attacks, having artillery will greatly benefit your damage output.

Capacity Boost

Lvl Effect
1Loading capacity +1

Increases Number Of Available Phials

Since you will have more phials to charge, you can expect to have increased DPS. This will also increase the number of hits you can do to a monster with the bonuses that you gain from charged phials.


Lvl Effect
1Increases gauge fill rate by 5% and reduces charge times by 5%
2Increases gauge fill rate by 10% and reduces charge times by 10%
3Increases gauge fill rate by 20% and reduces charge times by 15%

Easier To Charge Bins & Unleash Strong Attacks

Will allow you to charge your weapons gauge faster in order to deal strong attacks faster. Charge times will also be reduced, allowing you to dish out charged attacks and fill your phials faster.


Lvl Effect
1Slightly reduces the effects of weak monster roars
2Reduces the effects of weak monster roars
3Nullifies weak monster roars
4Nullifies weak monster roars and reduces the effects of strong monster roars
5Nullifies weak and strong monster roars

Will Allow You To Continue Combos

Earplugs will help you negate the effect of monster roars, allowing you to keep hitting the monster even if they unleash their roar. It also allows you to reposition quickly if the monster is transitioning to a different state.


Lvl Effect
1Prevents knockbacks
2Prevents standard knockbacks. Tripping is reduced to a knockback instead
3Prevents knockbacks and tripping

Easier To Execute Guard Point

Your hunting efficiency improves as it is easier to use the Guard Point feature. Blocking more attacks will keep you safe for longer and increase your overall survivability.

Alternative Charge Blade Skill List

Critical Boost

Lvl Effect
1Increases damage dealt by critical hits to 30%
2Increases damage dealt by critical hits to 35%
3Increases damage dealt by critical hits to 40%

Allows You To Exploit Monster Weak Spots

With this skill, your damage when dealing critical hits will skyrocket. This is best paired with skills such as Weakness Exploit to greatly improve your DPS against stronger monsters!


Lvl Effect
1Weapon sharpness +10
2Weapon sharpness +20
3Weapon sharpness +30
4Weapon sharpness +40
5Weapon sharpness +50

Increased Weapon Sharpness

With this skill, your weapon's sharpness gauge will increase, allowing you to deal substantial damage for much longer. You will also lessen the need to sharpen your weapon, allowing you to focus on the hunt!

Quick Sheath

Lvl Effect
1Slightly increases sheathing speed
2Moderately increases sheathing speed
3Greatly increases sheathing speed

Increased Hunting Efficiency

Since the Charge Blade is a slow weapon when in Axe mode, this skill will be useful to allow you to quickly sheath your weapon and use items when you're in a pinch!

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Anonymous 2

Artillery only works for impact phials

Anonymous 1

Your explanation for guard is for flinch free/brace

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